Chief of Police Arly Hanks is still telling herself that someday she'll leave her hometown of Maggody, Arkansas (pop. 755) and return to the bright lights of Manhattan. Ordinarily Arly's known for saying nothing ever happens in Maggody, but lately that's all changed: Word is buzzing all the way from Ruby Bee's Bar & Grill to Estelle's Hair Fantasies that Hollywood (or at least Burbank) is coming to this tiny Ozarks town to shoot on location. Everyone is starstruck. Even Arly seems to be falling for the sweet talk of a handsome young actor when she ought to be focusing on stopping the local arsonist. Then things really heat up. First the actors are peeling off their clothes - and if that weren't enough, they're suddenly turning up missing - or dead. Before the director can yell "action," the credits are rolling on a moonshine-style mystery....
Original title: Mortal Remains in Maggody
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives